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Elham Rokni

Rokani was born in Iran in 1980 and immigrated to Israel at the age of nine.
Rokani holds a bachelor’s degree from the Bezalel Department of Art, Jerusalem Academy of Art and Design, and has been a lecturer in this department since 2013.

Rokeni often deals with current issues of immigration and emissions, issues of social importance and sensitivity, through a biographical-political prism, using a variety of pictorial and cinematic tools, of a collageistic nature. Through this use she tries to distill the human voice, saturated with humor and empathy, which challenges the construction of the conventional Western narrative of relying on facts and data, and wanders into worlds of forgetfulness, fantasy and imagination. In her works, the narrative of her and her family’s immigration, or of asylum seekers, echoes the Israeli and international story.

Rokani has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, and in many film and video festivals, including a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv , At the Augsberg Museum, at the Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Los Angeles,, at the LACMA Museum in Los Angeles and more.
Her works have won grants and awards including the first prize for an experimental film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Senior Video Artist Award from the Ministry of Culture, the Museum Award Tel Aviv and Isracard, Minister of Culture and Sports Award for the Preservation and Cultivation of Israeli Cultures named after Yitzhak Navon, Young Artist Award from the Ministry of Culture, grants for projects And catalogs from the Lottery, Ostrovsky Foundation, Artis Foundation, Josh Rabinowitz Foundation, Robert Weil Family Foundation and more.